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Saturday, 28 July 2012

Original British drama during the Olympics

The BBC schedules will be dominated by Olympic coverage over the next two weeks. People throwing things, kicking things and catching things. For us non sports fan this is enough reason for us to abandon Auntie Beeb for the duration and rummage through our DVD collection. However the BBC have been very clever too. Every evening from 8pm they will be running trailers for their Autumn dramas. It's an impressive and exciting list of forthcoming dramas all  advertized under the tagline of Original British Drama.

So if you're not glued to the box to watch people running, throwing and kicking it's worth coming back to the Beeb at 8pm each evening to see sneak peaks of the dramas we'll be glued to over the dark autumn nights.

Here's the schedule of what to expect and when

Sat 28th July                        

Original British Drama Bundle Trail 
Sun 29th July                       Hunted 
Mon 30th July                      Good Cop 
Tues 31st July                     Accused 
Wed 1st Aug                        The Secret of Crickley Hall 
Thurs 2nd Aug                     Doctor Who 
Fri 3rd Aug                           

Sat 4th Aug                          The Paradise 
Sun 5th Aug                         

Mon 6th Aug – Sat 11th Aug repeats of above Sunday 12th Aug              Ripper Street

Danny Cohen, Controller, BBC One says :

“The London 2012 London Olympics provides a rare and unique opportunity to showcase some of BBC One’s very best forthcoming programmes to our audiences. At approximately 8pm across the 17 days of The London Olympics, we will give viewers the first exclusive look at a range of brand new original British drama coming up on BBC One - in the form of specially-made feature length trailers. From Hunted to The Paradise, Good Cop and The Secret of Crickley Hall, Shetland to Ripper Street, these new series highlight the exciting and broad range of tones, stories and worlds we want drama on BBC One to encapsulate. Plus viewers will get an exclusive look at what’s coming up on Eastenders, Merlin Accused and Dr Who. It’s a fantastically diverse and ambitious combination of fiction coming up on BBC One in the coming months”

So tune in each evening at 8pm to see sneak peaks of the biggest BBC dramas this Autumn.


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